SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."Somebody should tell the honorable Sen. Rockefeller that the government has done enough to the American people. Oh, wait. We told him on November 4th. Perhaps he has a short attention span.
It is an interesting concept though. Increasing the American people's faith in government by limiting their access to information. However, I think it has been tried before. Somewhere.
The problem with nanny stateism there is no end to the things that government can limit, or abolish, for the people's "own good". It starts with salt or Happy Meal toys and ends with state approved "news". Little wannabe dictators like Rockefeller claim to doing the public favors as they slowly tighten their fingers around the throats of the populace.
Ask yourself why a United States senator would feel perfectly comfortable even suggesting that a government agency use its heft to shut down two networks. Scary and wrong.